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Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
going to touch on tonight. the debt, deficit, jobs, the economy, health care, energy. the problem is that we can't reach those issues if the congress, itself, does not work. that's why olympia snowe left. she didn't leave because she was tired of congress or wanted to spend time with family, but left because she said the place didn't function, couldn't get it done, and she was utterly frustrated. we have to try to do something different in order to respond to that challenge, and that's why i'm running for the united states senate as an independent. this makes a difference. this is about solving the problems that the nation faces, and, for example, there's a bill before the senate in september that would have benefited veterans across the country. it was filibusters because the party in the senate that filibustered didn't want the president to have a victory before the election. that's a terrible way to make decisions. the concern should have been for the veterans, not for the politics. >> moderator: governor king, thank you. secretary charlie summers. summers: thank you, i appreci
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
're very grateful for, and i think symbolic of the incredible new energy that's developing in detroit. and i should also say that josh created a company calls eprize in 1999 here in detroit. it's been operating all this time. two weeks ago it sold for a nice exit. [applause] so here's the story of a local company that came from here, went all the way and, you know, he's done real well with that. meanwhile, he's invested in a ton of other companies. so i just want to start by asking you, steve, you know, when i told you about this, you immediately dropped it. why did you think techonomy detroit was a good idea? >> well, i think it's a great idea. i think it's great you're willing to shine a spotlight on detroit. it's not just about detroit, the story about entrepreneurship in america and how it is spread more broadly through the nation than we sometimes realize. obviously, silicon valley is the epicenter of enormous innovation. tremendous companies, it's exciting, it's something we're all proud of, but there are also a lot of companies all across the nation that don't get as much atten
Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
disciplinary action. there hasn't been much energy or resources invested in finding leakers, much less going after them. in light of that longstanding background, it's not crazy to think that the government has in some practical sense, um, actually has kind of blessed "the new york times" to play a certain role within bounds. >> yeah. i mean, i guess the hard part i have is i agree with you at the sociological level, but there's no sociological defense for drake. those guys can't -- >> [inaudible] >> right. they can't come in and say, well, the big shots are doing it, and can it's good for society, but, you know, that's not a defense. >> this is why you're legally vulnerable. but i will say the jury plays some role here at least in espionage act prosecutions in channeling -- i gave the case for why at least in technical terms it's very hard to see why every classified information leak isn't prosecutable. one answer might be that the jury notwithstanding what the laws say or the instructions they get from judges has, um, developed some kind of sense of hypocrisy, sense of fairness and that th
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
years. there's virtually no new investment in iran's energy or except by iranian firms themselves. international firms have pulled out drones and modeled investors, but also suppliers to basic parts come equipment and services due to not only u.s., but european union, japanese, south korean and other sanctions. the net effect is iran has become a marginal player in the international oil industry is the current trajectory continues, it's on its way to be nearly eliminated as a player in the industry entirely. however, the effect of sanctions on iran's energy site are will make it harder for iran to return to his position in the industry if there is a new year deal and if the international community wants to think he sanctions. the energy sanctions are taking a severe toll on iran's economy. everyone's aware of the plummeting value. i tend to look a little more closely. i try to look at hard currency reserves and it's my understanding those reserves have fallen to about $70 billion from a level of about $105 billion at the end of 2011. treated talked about the proverbial cup of pois
Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and 70 million people, something like that. japan pursuing nuclear energy because of last year's catastrophe and looking at these huge increases in lng and things like that. and then you look at the united states. you know, we are going to be a very big player for years to be calming for a lot of reasons, especially her economy. i think it is a good time to look at this because we are not in any kind of declining. we're going to be even more important in the coming four years. >> can i just respond to one thing i was thinking about to enter laster talked about, whether we should be optimistic about whether this can be sustained. i actually think the challenges are even greater that richard laid out, but i'm not sick will be able to deal with it. in terms of commitments, we are going to have a double pull. the one is going to be the continued need to be engaged in the middle east and south asia and i agree with that. but if you look at the history of modern american military engagements, what was generally done after periods of intense martial engagement is come home. korean war
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